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Four people arrested in Otter-Lake for series of thefts

10 May 2023 à 1:31 pm

Yesterday (May 9), Sûreté du Québec officers arrested four people and conducted a search in Otter-Lake in relation to a series of shoplifting cases that took place between March 17 and May 5 in both MRC Pontiac and MRC Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Police say that the suspects took out grocery baskets and items while accomplices distracted the […]

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Apartment fire on rue Sauriol in Fort-Coulonge

8 May 2023 à 4:22 pm

A fire broke out in an apartment in a building on rue Sauriol in Fort-Coulonge on Monday around 2 a.m. The Fort-Coulonge fire department was joined by firefighters from Mansfield who came to lend a hand. Residents had to get out and even jump out of windows to save themselves from the flames. “The ambulance […]

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PQ chief Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon talks climate change in interview with CHIP 101.9

8 May 2023 à 11:42 am

Passing through the Outaouais, the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon, spoke with CHIP 101.9 about infrastructure needs within municipalities. He believes that the Government of Quebec will have to support municipalities due to the impact of climate change. “The UMQ has hired a firm specializing in estimating the costs resulting from these climatic […]

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“It would be irresponsible to dismantle the protective measures put in place as the situation is still very fragile”– Mansfield-et-Pontefract.

7 May 2023 à 10:40 am

Updated on 8 May 2023 à 9:10 am

The levels of our two rivers are currently in a period of decline, but the municipality of Mansfield asks people to be careful. “It would be irresponsible to dismantle the protective measures put in place as the situation is still very fragile”– Mansfield-et-Pontefract. “For those who are isolated and affected by the current disaster, please […]

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Water Levels stable for now in L’Isle-aux-Allumettes; municipality asks residents to remain vigilant

4 May 2023 à 5:34 pm

Despite current water levels along the Ottawa River reaching higher levels than those seen in 2017, the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes has seen some stability in the last few hours. “Depending on the location, levels only increased slightly over night,” the municipality wrote in a press release. “As we welcome this news, we are advising residents […]

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L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Chichester and Sheenboro residents can come fill sandbags for their homes at Demers Centre Municipal garage

3 May 2023 à 2:57 pm

The municipalities of L’Île-aux-Allumettes, Chichester and Sheenboro issued a press release Tuesday (May 2) concerning the situation of the Ottawa River. According to the Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, multiple private roads are closed as a result of rising water levels. “We ask that people respect the road signs and do not use these roads unless absolutely […]

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List of road closures in the Upper Pontiac

3 May 2023 à 9:27 am

The municipalities of L’Isles-aux-Allumettes, Chichester and Sheenboro have issued a list of the closed roads in their municipalities as of 5 p.m. yesterday (May 2). L’Isles-aux-Allumettes : Chemin M (entirely) Chemin F (entirely) Chemin G (last houses) Chemin P (after #34) Chemin Owl’s Landing (eastbound) Chemin O’Briens Bay (westbound) Chemin Murphys Point (after # 62) […]

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Calumet woman arrested in Shawville for impaired driving

2 May 2023 à 9:18 am

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. yesterday (May 1), police officers from the Sûreté du Québec were notified by several citizens that a Ford Focus was driving erratically and committing hit-and-runs in the Municipality of Shawville. Citizens alleged that the suspect vehicle carried out three hit-and-runs on vehicles. Police were able to quickly locate and intercept the […]

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Chemin de la Chute closed north of the Terry-Fox bridge in Mansfield

2 May 2023 à 9:12 am

Updated on 3 May 2023 à 9:04 am

The municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract issued a press release yesterday (May 1) about major issues with the culvert near 800 chemin de la Chute. “Presently the water from the march is flowing over the municipal road and the flow of water has affected the roadway dangerously,” the statement reads. “The situation requires us to close the […]

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State of Emergency declared in Fort-Coulonge

1 May 2023 à 7:02 pm

Updated on 3 May 2023 à 9:05 am

The Municipality of Fort-Coulonge has declared a state of emergency due to the rapid increase in water levels along the Ottawa river. Fort-Coulonge Mayor Christine Francoeur told CHIP 101.9 that the water filtration facility’s pumps are currently working, but the pumps may not be able to continue stabilizing the water’s level through excessive use. However, […]

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